Condensed Matter Theory Center, University of California, Berkeley

Position ID:UCBerkeley-CMTC-GBMPOSTDOC [#8249]
Position Title: Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Condensed Matter Physics / Theoretical Condensed Matter
Appl Deadline:2016/11/23 (posted 2016/10/09, listed until 2017/04/09)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley plans to hire a Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoctoral Scholar in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. This postdoctoral position is enabled by the Moore Foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) initiative. The position has an anticipated duration of two or three years and includes subsidized benefits in addition to a competitive salary.

Candidates should have received a Ph.D. in physics by the start date of the position (September or October 2017) and have demonstrated excellence in research and scientific communication at the time of application. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with Berkeley theory faculty studying strongly correlated quantum matter. Current interests include: properties of topological phases of matter; transport and nonequilibrium processes in interacting systems; emulation of strongly correlated materials by artificial atomic or condensed matter systems; and applications of entanglement and other quantum information concepts to theoretical analysis and computational methods. A listing of faculty and more details of current research are available here.

Applications will be processed through Review of applications will begin November 23, 2016. Applicants should submit a CV including publication list and a one-page statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be communicated to the website by the recommenders. Inquiries regarding the application process may be directed to Ms. Janet Kutulas (, and scientific inquiries may be directed to an appropriate faculty member.

UC Berkeley is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse research community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. (Note: Applicants will also be considered for other condensed matter theory postdoctoral positions at Berkeley, unless they request otherwise in the cover letter or by email to

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and EPiQS Initiative

 The Moore Foundation believes in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of science, environmental conservation and patient care. Visit or follow @MooreScientific. The foundation’s $90-million EPiQS initiative promotes discovery-driven research in the field of quantum materials ( Through a variety of funding approaches, EPiQS aims to enable a community of leading experimentalists, materials synthesis experts and theorists to maximize their potential to explore, discover and understand emergent behavior of complex quantum matter. EPiQS supports theoretical research by focusing on postdoctoral and visiting scholars at several leading institutions in the field. The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars in Theory of Quantum Materials program supports some of the most promising theoretical physicists at an early stage of their careers. The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars are provided with a significant independence in selection of their research directions within their departments and can acquire a breadth of expertise by working with multiple faculty members.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Janet Kutulas (Condensed Matter Theory)
Department of Physics
366 Le Conte #7300
Berkeley, CA 94720

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